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Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon - Run

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Albany, New York
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 23m 11s
Overall Rank = 36/2159
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 12/96
Pre-race routine:

French Toast cups for breakfast, then rode with Steve to the finish area and took the bus up to the start.
Event warmup:

One mile with a few short pick ups about 15-20 minutes before the start.
  • 1h 23m 11s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 06m 21s  min/mile

Started out with Chris for the first few miles. Opening 5k had some downhill getting to the path, then some slight false flat incline where I pulled back to 6:30 for a couple miles. Felt really good and decided to drop pace back down a little, leaving Chris behind. Kept picking off people as I cruised past the American Legion to the downhill section of the path towards Albany. Once off I just kept the pressure on and held strong to the finishing section along the Hudson, with a nice little kick to the finish.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, considering I had been more focused on biking than running recently, very happy with this result. Technically a PR but with the net downhill course, not really counting it.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around for a bit then got my free VIP massage.

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

For an inaugural race with this sized field and start line logistics, having only a short delay to start wasn't too bad. Would definitely do this one again.

Last updated: 2019-04-20 12:00 AM
01:23:11 | 13.1 miles | 06m 21s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/96
Overall: 36/2159
Performance: Good
Course: Point to point from Voorhesville to Albany, mostly on the rail trail. Net downhill.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2019-04-20 12:22 PM

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